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Secret Beach Access / Path / Road Near Florence
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Secret Beach Access / Path / Road Near Florence

Fairly near the dead center of the Oregon coast, just before Florence and just below the top of the rise that overlooks the town's northern beaches, there's a wee gravel pullout – unmarked and unceremoniously rich in finds. There's pure joy in the views here, but something awesome lurks just below. If you look closely – and you have to – you'll see a long sandy path wandering down to the ocean.

Southview Lane is nearby.

This secret pathway is a leg cramp-inducer, but it's a wonder. Here you get treated to the dead-end of Florence's beaches, where they wind up at a point you can no longer cross. It's that mini headland described in the previous virtual tour stop, and you can see Cox Rock in all its lonely glory from a different angle.

Also see On Edge of Central and South Oregon Coast, Florence's Killer Plants, Aerial Views, Horses Trails, horses, wilderness lakes, campgrounds, some particularly strange creatures

For more secrets, right around here lurks a semi-secret, fairly paved road that darts off into the forests that covers the east hills. Primitive and rugged, it's a tad magical here. Streams crisscross with the road at times, helping to create a vibe where you almost feel like you might spot a gnome.

Below, scenes from the hidden roadway:

Stream off hidden road near Florence, Oregon

Hidden road near Florence, Oregon